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    Nebraska Stat Historf.
cal Socitty
vol. xxxvtl
NO. 93
From Tuesday' Ia!ly.
The observance of decoration 'Jay
in this city was conducted in a very
impressive manner by the patriotic
societies of the city and the directum
of the progiam of the day placed in
the hands of the members of the
Grand Army and Relief Corps. The
lowering elols of the early morn
ing threatened rain but by 9 o"cIo :
the skies were clearing and the pro
gram of the decoration of the graves
carried out by the W. K. C. and Joy
Scouts. The morning services held
at Oak Hill cemetery were participat
ed in for the first tim? by the Amer
lean Legion who assisted the Grand
Army of the Republic and Relief
Corp in the beautiful ceremonies
that marked the tribute to the dead.
The services were held at the sol
diers mound in the cemetery and
were onducted by Hon. R. B. Wind
ham. Thomas Wiles and T. W. Glenn
for the Grand Army. A firing squad
of Legion men composed tof Ralph
Allen. Alfred Wilson. Wayne Allen.
H. J. Heneger, Tom Walling, Harry
Winscot. with John Palacek as com
mandant and Edward Maybee. bugler
and Carl Wohlf3rth. color guard,
gave the last salute to the dead and
taps. At the conclusion of this cer
emony the graves of the veterans were
decorated including the graves of the
two world war veterans, August
Hesse and George Kopischka and also
the grave that represents the last
resting place' of Edward Ripple, al
though the body cf Mr. Ripple is
still resting in France.
The program in the afternoon at
the hih school was very interest
ing and reflected the sentiment of the
day of memory and recollection. The
services were opened by the singing
of America, led by Don C. York and
in which all present joined and was
followed .by the invocation by Rev.
H. G. McClusky of the First Pres
byterian church.
The P. M. quartet composed of
Rev. A. V. Hunter, Rev. H. G. Mc
Clusky, Don C. York and Frank A.
Cloidt. gave two very pleasing num
bers which were ot a patriotic na
ture and given in the usual pleasing
manner of this excellent quartet.
The first address of the afternoon
was that by Attorney C. A. Hawls
who spoke on the heroism of j.e.u-e
and pleaded for a nation trained and
cultured against the making of war
that resulted in the destruction cf
human life that could be easily
avoided. The speaker gave :. num
ber of cases of the sacrifices of the
men of the nation in time of peace
and urged a law that would permit
the mobilization of the man power of
the country in the pursuits of peace
as well as in war.
Mrs. Allen J. Beeson, one of the
gifted elocutionists of the city give
as her number the immortal ad'iress
of President Lincoln at the dedica
tion of the battlefield of Gettysburg
and which has become one of the
basic doctrines of the American Rc
A few remarks were contributed
by Frank Smith to the program on
behalf of the world war organiza
tions. Mrs. William Baird won much ap
proval in her beautiful and dramaMc
icndition of the poem "Story of the
Dandy 5th" and which afforded her
an unusual opportunity to display
her ability as a dramatic reader. r
Mr. Windham offered to the pro
gram a short poem of the soldiers
of the past and present that was
very appropriate to the occasion.
The main addre-s of the occasion
was that delivered by Judge James
T. Begley and was one of the best
addresses ever heard in thi3 city on
a similar occasion and In which the
speaker forcibly and clearly brought
home the sentiment of the day as
well as the great basic principles
upon which the American citizenship
is founded. The speaker outlined the
causes leading to all of the wars in
which the United States had parti
cipated and in which a great spir
itual issue has been at the forefront
and which had spread the doctrine
of the freedom of mankind over the
world in which we have become such
a force and power. Judge Begley
paid a touching and beautiful tribute
to the soldiers and sailors of the
republic who had laid down their
lives in the many struggles of the
past and in the great civil war as
well as in the world war. The
speaker was unsparing in his criti
cism of the profiteer, who while ben
efitting from the acts of sacrifice of
the service men of the nation had
boldly exacted a tribute from the
people of the nation that was so
great that it would have amply paid
the war debt of the nation had it
not been diverted to these private
interests. He also defended the
right of the man who labors to se
cure as just and equitable a wage as
possible and attacked the law that
would seek to set aside the American
principle of the right of a man to la
bor for whom and when he'
and to strike if necessary to
his rights. Judge Begley was st his
best in his plea for the acceptance of
a league of nations with or without
reservations but which would tend to
lessen the dangers of warfare of
which no one was desirous The
speaker also scored the agitator who
was opposing the principles upon
which the American government wts
founded and the pacifist who would
make any sacrifice of honor or prin
ciple to keep from defending the
everlasting principles upon which
the republic was founded. He stat
ed that if necessary he would do all
that was possible for his country
and would gladly offer all he had
and those be loved in the cause of
his country and expressed his regret
that he had not had the privilege of
being a member of the force that
participated in the great world war.
Judge Begley also urged the granting
of compensation to the men who had
served and exacting it from the
swollen fortunes of those, who had
profited by the war to acquire great
wealth- -
The meeting was closed by the
singing of the old familiar war song
of the boys in blue, "Tenting on the
Old Camp Ground, the audience be
ing led by Mrs. E. H. Wescott with
the accompaniment played by Mr.
Marriage and Meeting of County
Board Enliven Usual Routine at
the County Place of Business
Frotn Tuesday's Dally.
This morning Dan Cupid invaded
the court of Judge A. J. Beeson and
Blackstone and Kent were forgotten
in the assistance given by the judge
to the little love god and as the re
sult of the kind efforts of the court.
Mr. Walter W. Bogenrief ' and Miss
Nellie F. Malone departed from the
court house as man and wife. The
ceremony was witnessed by Wilson
Gilmore. one of the visitors from the
county at the school hearing.
The county commissioners opened
their regular monthly meeting this
morning with all the membership
present and at once the task of au
diting the various claims were taken
up and attended to by the board.
A number of the road overseers and
assessors were present to transact
matters with the board.
Iu the office of the clerk of the dis
trict court the suit to quiet tittle
was filed entitled William Nickels
vs. Bernard G. Wiley et al.
Clerk of the District Court James
M. Robertson and family were out at
Louisville Sunday and enjoyed the
memorial exercises which were held
there on that date.
The following Is the report of the
sale of poppies for the benefit of the
French children:
Paid out:
Poppies $7.50
Streamers and badges 1.20
Postage .35
Sale of popples $192.86
Less $9.05 expense, leaves
balance of 183.81
The committee desires to thank all
those who gave their time and assis
tance in the sale of the poppies and
for the generous people of the city
who contributed so liberally to the
Mrs. R. P. Westover, chairman.
Percy Love, Charged With Theft of
Lap Robe From Car at Alvo, Is Ar
raigned in District Court Today
Frorr Tuesday's Pally
This morning Percy Love, a negro,
was arraigned before District Judge
Eegley in the district court and en
tered a plea of guilty to the charge
of having stolen a lap robe from the
automobile of Wayne Schwartz at
Alvo, a few days ago. The negro had
been arrested at Lincoln and was
brought to this city by Sheriff Quin
ton Saturday and and lodged in jail.
The prisoner stated to the court that
he was nineteen years of age and
his home was in Illinois and that for
some time he had been employed by
the Avery Construction company.
He had saw the lap robe in the car
and temptation had been too much
for him and he had yielded and con
sequently became involved in the
toils of the law. Under the law the
court had no option in the matter
and the man was given a sentence of
from one to seven years in the state
penitentiary at Lancaster. The robe
taken was one that was valued at
$50 and shows how very severe the
penalty can be for the theft of even
small articles. It does not take
much stuff under the present high
prices to amount to $50 and the law
is very severe on this as it makes the
sentence one that will confine those
found guilty for a year at least. Ldv?
will be taken to Lincoln at once b
Sheriff Quinton to commence the
serving of his sentence.
Petition Asking for Change of Boun
daries So As to Give Them
More Territory Filed.
From Tuesday's Dally.
This morning a delegation of the
residents of Mt. Pleasant precinct
were in the city to attend a hearing
held in the district court room on
the petition of the Mt. Pleasant peo
ple for a readjustment of the boun
dary lines of fhe school district as
outlined under the proposed re-
districting plan.
The district as outlined, it i
claimed does not allow sufficient
property or land and it is to adjust
it that the hearing has been held.
State Superintendent J. L. Matzen.
of Lincoln, presided at the hearing,
which was before the re-districting
commission composed of J. M. Tee-
garden of Weeping Water; J. J. Gus-
tin, of Murdock and County Superin
tendent Miss Alpha Peterson.
As the neighboring district In
which the town of Murray is lo
cated has an excess of .territory, it
is thought that there may be a sat
isfactory settlement that will give
Mt. Pleasant more territory and les
sen the area of the Murray dis
trict. Mt. Pleasant has the disadvantage
of other districts in that it has no
towns or railroads and is dependent
entirely upon the farm population.
Among those attending the hearing
today aside from the state superin
tendent and members of the re-districting
commission were F. L. Hild,
Wilson Gilmore, P. A. Hild, A. J.
Engelkemeier, Searl S. Davis and
Mrs. Ed Gansemer.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Yesterday morning Benjamin Y.
Hoback, one of the pioneer residents
of near Union came up with his
grandson, Benjamin F. Anderson, to
spend a few hours in the county
seat and while here was a caller at
the Journal office to . have his sub
scription advanced for another year.
Mr. Hoback is one of the real eld
residents of Cass county and with
his parents came to Nebraska In the
territorial days and when settle
ments were few and far between.
Mr. Hoback states that when a very
small boy he came to Plattsmouth
with his father to look after their
trading and the city then consisted
of a few scattering houses, a gen
eral store and a saloon and Indians
were a very common sight min?lfng
with the other residents of the tiny
frontier settlement.
From Tuesday's DaPy.
Several changes.- have been mad?
in the running tirfie of the "stub"
trains out of this city as the result
of the new card issued by the Is
lington. Train No. 0 that goes
from Plattsmouth to Pacific Junct'-jn
to connect with 3o. :; lias been
changed from 2:25. p. m. to 2:40 p.
m. and train No. laving here to
connect with the Schuyler nt Ore
apolis. will leave t!i: city at J: 03
p. m. instead of 3:I'-p. m. as here
tofore. These charges are import
ant, especially on the Schuyler con
nections to residents from Cedar
Creek, Louisville, and South Bond
and should be notec.
Sale of Poppies on oaturday Netted
$183.81 for War Orphans of
War Swept France
From Tuesday's Pall"-.
The ladies of the -city who, Satur
day, carried on the t-ale of poppies
for the purpose of rui.-ing funds ' r
the relief of the war orphan.-; iu the
war swept areas of Trance, received
a very generous response 'o t heir
cause and sold 2.010 of the tiny
crimson flowers that represented a
contribution to the cause of charity
from the generous h. arted pec-pie of
the city. In the campaign Mrs. H.
W. Smith secured the larg.-t sale
having sold $00 of the popp'ts for
the benefit of the needy "hililren.
Members of the campfire girl i. Amer
ican Legion auxiliary and individu
als assisted nobly In the work ar.d
their efforts will be appreciate! by
those whose wt.nts they have assist
ed in relieving. Ou'.y in a very few
casos did the-solicif-T meet wr.a a
;efusal to get In on J he movement to
Hid the hungry and homeless tots of
France. The donations were volun
tary and ranged from all sums from
one cent to $1 and no matter the
amount of the contribution it demon
strated the right spirit of help'tilncss
to those who need it most.
Necessity of Shipping Grain Over tlic
Burlington Brings Question
' of Elevator.
From Tuesday's Dally.
In the lat few days there has been
more or less discussion among farm
ers of this section of the codniy
the advisability e,f an elevator at
this point where shipments of grain
might be made over the Burlington.
The fact that it has ie;n impossible
to secure sufficient cars along the
lines of the Missouri Pacific has
caused many of the farmers residing
along the line of that road to bring
their grain on into Plattsmouth for
shipment and as a result they have
been able to handle all grain deliver
ed here, but owing to the lack of el
evator space it has been more trying
to the farmers themselves as it has
necessitated the handling of the
grain by scoops instead of elevating
it. Certainly the matter is one that
should be considered by those who
are interested as furnishing a means
of handling the grain for shipment.
Nebraska Legionaires are jubilant
over the excellent showing their
state made in the recent national
membership drive. Nebraska rank
ed second, closely following New
Hampshire which won first honors.
A telegram was received this week
at state headquarters at Lincoln an
nouncing the returns and congratu
lating the Nebraska soldiers on their
record. Massachusetts came In third,
California fourth. Kansas fifth, Ohio
sixth and Illinois seventh.
The Nebraska department of the
American Legion now has over 270
posts, thirty women's auxiliaries
and over 20,000 members. Every
county in the state with the excep
tion of two, has one or more posts.
J. W. Philpot and wife and daugh
ter, Miss Blanche, of near WTeeping
Water, were in the city today visit
ing with friends.
Nehawka Team Plays Good Game
Eut Loses by a Score of 3 to 1
to the Red Sox
rYom Tuesday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon a small, but
enthusiastic bunch of ba.-e ball fans
gathered to witness the opening con
test of the wasrii between the
Plattsmouth lied Sox and the Ne
hawka. team. The Morris Packing
company of Omaha, had been sche
duled for this event, but on Sunday
stnt a nut ice to the effect that they
would have to have a guarantee of!
one hundred iron men to play here
and Manager Wclff concluded that
thev could seek creener fields to se-
cure the hundreJ smacks and get
ting in touch with the Nehawka
team, which is cne of the be t in
the county, secured them for the
game here. Walter Conners did the
mound act for the locals and eight
of the visitors were retired through
his puzzling twists of the horsehide
and but for several errors the vis
itors would have been scoreless. Er
rors on the part of Nehawka also
gave Plattsmouth their third run of
the game.
The fourth inning saw the first
scoring of the game and it was in
this session that the visitors an
nexed their lonely score. McFar
land secured a first base hit and
was assisted along by an error by
Christie and "Hoot" Griffin, the
rierht fielder of the visitors added to
the unsettled condition of the game
with a safe jab that allowed the scor
ing of McFarland. For the Sox,
Christie secured a safe hit and was
advanced when Cooper, the Nehawka
pitcher, errored in throwing to first
allowirg Ilerold to roach the key
stone sa.-k and Christie end Petelxitb
registered later. In the seventh
Conners showed his old time batting
form with a two-sacker and later
The visitors were a nice clever
bunch of ball players and gave the
fans a good exhibition of the nation
al pastime.
Ff'tn Tuesday's Daily.
Sunday afternoon Mis Wilma
Rouse, who has been at the Imman-
uel hospital in Omaha for the past
two weeks was nrougnt ojck to ner
home in this, city. Miss Rouse has
had ?. very severe case of appendi
citis and an operation was neees-
sarv, wnicn loriunaieiy na.: iroea
very successful in every way. The
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many menus or mis estimate iau
are rejoicing in her return and the
fact that she is in such apparent
good health.
Services at First Presbyterian Church
Very Largely Attended and Elo
quent Sermon Delivered
From Tuesday's Dally.
The memorial sermon was giver.
Sunday morning at the First Prcs
Lyterian church and the serviee was
very largely attended by the citizens
-f the community who gathered to
pay their tribute to those who had
served the nation on the battlefield
and upon the sea.
The choir of the church and the
P. M. quartet furnished the music
for the occasion, the choir giving as a
special number the "Recessional" by
Kipling, the solo part being carried
by Miss Mathilde Vallery. The male
quartet composed of Rev. A. V. Hunt
er, D. C. York, Rev. McClusky and
Frank Cloidt, gave a very enjoyable
patriotic number.
The scripture lesson was given by
Rev. A. V. Hunter, taking as the les
son the 22nd chapter and seventh
verse of St. Luke.
Rev. McClusky in his remarks
spoke of the gratitude and ingrati
tude of men and nations of Russia
as the example of a land ungrateful
for the sacrifices that has made them
a nation and of the United States
which was truly mindful of the bles
sings that the nation's dead had pur
chased for them upon the battlefield.
From the storm and stress of th
revolution that had fused into being
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean,
through the trying days of civil strife
when tluquestion of national unit;
ti n 1 tpff1 t Ti a ti71 rif li f rp
I public had battled bravelv for the
. principles they had received fro-n
their forefathers. The soldiers of
the civil war had preserved the na
tional life that had been born in the
freedom of mankind and a half cen
tury later the men of the nation had
been called upon to cross the sea to
struggle with the forces that would
and their victory with its sacrifices
j l ad won 'for all mankind the freedom
' that had been the birthright of
! America, and which she had given
to the world. Rev. McClusky also
paid a tribute to the brave men of
the southland who had fallen in the
The members of the Grand Army
I of Republic and the Woman's Relief
Corps occupied Heats of honor in th
church and their thinning ranks
spake eloquently of the passage of
time since the blue clad soldiers of
the republic had struggled on the
St. Mary"s and St. Luke's Guilds Are
Entertained at Home of I,Irs.
Martha J. Petersen.
t'forr. Weilnepdar'a Da My.
The ladies of St. Mary's and St.
Luke's Guilds of the Episcopal
church were very pleasantly enter
tained yesterday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Martha J. Petersen on
lower Main street. The rooms had
been very charmingly arranged with
the attractive flowers of the early
summer as decorations and made a
pleasing touch to the scene. Mrs.
Petersen was assisted in entertaining
and serving by Mrs. J. C. Petersen,
Jr., and Miss Mjrrtle Petersen. The
afternoon was spent in the regular
business of the guilds as well as in
the plying of the busy needle while
a number of the party offered several
enjoyable musical selections which
were much enjoyed and which were
intersperced by selections on the
Victrola. At an appropriate hour
a dainty two-course luncheon was
served which made the completeness
of an afternoon of the rarest plea
sure.. The attendance was quite
large and the members of the party
enjoyed to the utmost the hospital
ity afforded them by their hostesses.
From Wednesday's Dally.
A number of the persons who own
lots at the Oak Hill cemetery have
been making complaint of the fact
hat potted plants which had been
set out on the lots and graves hav?
"orcn taken up and carried away. It
v.rnTld seem that the last resting
Place of the dead would be sacrei
fiom the hands of the vandals but it
eems such is not the case. Prior to
decoration day not a few had planted
flowers on the lots and had expected
to find them growing nicely by decor
ation elay and their surprise and re
gret was very great when it was
discovered that some one had be;n
Email enough to take away the re
membrances that had been placed at
the resting place of a loved one.
The First National Bank
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
"The Dank Where You Feel at Home"
Sixteen Year Old Lad Employed as
Laborer in Store Department at
Shops, Misused by Companion
From Wednesday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon into the list
ening ear of Sheriff Quinton was
poured a sad story of the experiences
of a sixteen year old lad who has for
several days been employed in the
store? department of the Burlington
and who with a number of compan
ions livd in a bunk car near the
coal chutes at the entrance of the
shop yards.
Monday morning there arrived
from Omaha a in:in giving the r.imc
of Frank Murphy ar.d who had been
shipped here to -labor with the pang.
tnd he at once took up his domicile
with the other nun in the car and
his attention was taken by the six
teen year e!l boy. a that of Marc
Anthony had been charmed by the
lovely Cleopatra, and in the evening
the man Murphy and the boy went
out to promenade up the tracks In
the direction of the pumping station
and later the young man returned
with a wild story of being batted
around and otherwise abu-ed by
Murphy. Then the hurried change f
scene and the appearance of Sheriff
Quinton who was informed yesterday
of the affair and hastened down to
the scene of action and brought the
man Alurphv up to tbe court hot:s.
where he was questioned :.- was a! o
the boy and it was fcund that the
boy had not suffered pr, serious dam
age as was first reported but a; the
air would be much purer by th? with-
elrawal of Murphy he was advised to
double time out of the city and lot
no time in getting under way ar.d by
this-time has put many miles be
tween him and peaceful Platts
;n'uth. Murphy staled that he had
come here from Omaha where he had
been employed but came originally
from th Pacific coast, having been
to Seattle and Centralia. Wash., last
winter. From the manner e f his de
parture it looked as though he would
not stop until lie had gotten .caf?lr
hack to the coast.
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From Tuesday'.i Dally.
Saturday afterneon the puril ot
Miv; Olive Gass gave a piano recital
.it her home. The elay wi ar. ideal
spring day and between cj n:'d 7'
relatives, friends and pupils were in
attendance. Spring flowers d;-e'rnte-l
he rooms and many of the pieces
plajed were appropriate to the spring
t'rr.e. A program of 31 nurit-eis was
well rendered by the pupils. A spe
cial number, "Ah! I have sighed to
rest me", from the opera, II Trova
tore. was given by Mrs. Arthur Troop
on the violin, accompanied at the
piano by her little daughter, Kath
leen. Glen Dunbar of Avoca was a decor
ation day visitor in this city with
his uncle, Sheriff C. D. Quinton and
W. T.' Richardson of Myrard
writes insurance for the Farmers
Mutual of Lincoln. Phone 2411.
Investments for Special
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especially recommended to treasur
ers, custodians and trustees of tem
porary and permanent funds.
These certificates are written evi
dences of deposit, signed by an offi
cer of this bank, thus protecting them
with our entire resources. They are
renewable every six months at the
annual interest rate of four per cent.